We’ve known for a while that Epcot’s Norway pavilion would receive an updated Frozen themed ride to replace the now shuttered Maelstrom. It’s been discovered that Disney World plans to build a brand new meet and greet building as well.
In a vacant plot that exists between the Mexico and Norway pavilions, behind the Margarita stand, Epcot will soon begin construction on a new show building that is going to be used primarily as a meet and greet space for Anna and Elsa. The new building will also contain some restrooms. Some are supposing that a meet and greet with Olaf will be included in the building as well.
The following images were submitted to the South Florida Water Management District to explain their plans for the proposed plot. This new space will be more than 13,000 square feet and take up more than 1 acre of land.
So is he confirmed to be coming to WDW? Do you think that’ll be in 2015? Thanks Kenny!
He being Olaf? Confirmed no, rumored to arrive this spring/summer yes
Are there any rumors that they might add an Olaf meet and greet before the new Frozen attraction and meet and greets open in Epcot? I think I read that they added an Olaf meet in Disneyland and today I saw that he’ll be available to meet on all Disney cruise ships this summer. Hoping that they’d add Olaf somewhere before the 2016 construction is complete!
Yes, but he’ll be coming to WDW before then.
What happens when they no longer have three hour long waits and are as popular as today?
I doubt they will stop being popular. Merida and Tiana still have long lines.
is there any opening date yet?
No, haven’t even broken ground yet :)
Any thoughts on potential opening and/or potential closing of MK meet and greet?
I’d guess that they will move and not appear at MK after this addition is completed
Awesome! I guess the obvious question for you is if there was any update on the specific month this will all be ready? I know some articles said early 2016. We are planning a March 2016 trip and really hoping its open. We were in Disney March 2014 and missed the Mine Train opening. Hope that doesnt happen again. Thank for keeping us updated!!
Off topic question, do you know how long Baymax and Hiro are going to stay around? Though not related, Wreck it Ralph stayed around in MK for awhile after the movie so I’m hoping the same goes for Big Hero 6.
No, it will surely take a while. We should know more in the next few months.
Baymax is only committed to March at the moment. Ralph was at DHS in the same location.
Should go ahead and have Kristoff as well. I hate that there are so few of the “princes” you can meet on a regular basis.
I am wondering the same thing as Wendy, will you be able to see them at 2 different places?
are they still going to be at MK as well? I sure hope for 2 opportunities!